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Prepaid Debit Card or Secured Credit Card: Which is Best For You?
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A 2014 survey by the Pew Charitable Trust found that 5 percent of American adults use prepaid cards—that’s roughly 12 million people! For the record, these aren’t gift cards that we’re talking about. In the Pew survey, “prepaid card” refers...

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9 Best Credit Monitoring Services – Free & Paid
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Looking to get your credit score from the major credit bureaus? Here are the best credit monitoring services to consider.
What is APR? Info and Tips on Lowering Annual Percentage Rates
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From credit cards to mortgages, APRs can be one of the most confusing aspects of securing a loan. While monthly or annual interest is rather straightforward, APRs encompass extraneous fees that aren’t immediately obvious. A higher APR can significantly affect...

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How To Build Your Credit History By Paying Rent
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Timely payments are the most important factor of your credit score, accounting for a full 35% of your score. While mortgage payments, car loans, and credit cards are all reported in this section, a huge…

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Everything You Need to Know About Credit Monitoring
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At first glance, credit monitoring might seem complicated and unnecessary. But it’s surprisingly easy — and has huge payoffs. When you keep an eye on your credit, you can watch for errors and any fraudulent activities like identity theft. As...

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How to Establish Credit: 7 Ways to Build Your Credit Score
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Establishing credit is one of the first steps on your financial journey. Having credit allows you to secure a loan, get a credit card, rent property and more. This is why knowing how to establish credit is key to meeting...

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What Affects My VantageScore? (Infographic)
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Launched in 2006 by the three major credit bureaus Experian, Equifax and TransUnion, the VantageScore is a credit scoring model that was created as an alternative to the FICO score. Both credit scoring systems feature a three-digit number that financial...

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Credit Karma: Get Your Credit Score For Free
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A great way to stay on top of your credit is by using the free Transunion and Equifax credit scores via Credit Karma. Here's what else they do.

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Watch Out for These 5 Financial Pitfalls
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“To err is human,” the famous Alexander Pope quote begins. It’s a good reminder that everyone runs the risk of making a choice they may regret — even when it comes to finances. As a matter of fact, the Consumer Federation of...

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Where Americans Are Most and Least Financially Literate – 2021 Edition
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Individuals with higher levels of financial literacy tend to adhere to better financial practices – such as having an emergency fund and planning for retirement – and are also more likely to build wealth further by investing in the stock market. Many Americans, however, lack financial … Continue reading →

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